I have been taking it for about 5 months, I guess. My Dr. thought I should change from Prozac to Cymbalta because I was still very depressed. I am still very depressed and maybe even more so lately. I cry at the drop of a hat! Of course I am in constant pain, also. I lost my sexual desires a long time ago due to antidepressants. I am now losing my ambition or get-up-and-go, or whatever you want to call it. I was a good housekeeper,, now I do the minimum I can get away with. I am not excited about anything. I'm not saying the Cymbalta did all of this to me, but I think it played a role. I have been in pain for 16 years. I have several bulging discs, DDD, DJD, Fibro, Depression, Insomnia, Osteo, Hypothyroidism, Diverticulitus. IBS, Chronic pain syndrome. There's more I just can't think of them. Ha Ha
I'm going to ask my DR. to change me again. What to? I don't know. I've been on almost all of them.
Been taking it for about 3 years now, the only thing that I've noticed is lack of sex drive. Besides that, no problems. I'm sure when the time comes to stop taking them, I would consult with my P/C and go down very slowly to avoid my soul being rippid out feeling going cold turkey. I guess if there is no neuroligical benefit to it, at least Is doing ok as a ANTI-D so I guess until they pull a viox scam I'll keep taking them.